making it easier to keep in touch with family and friends

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Nasty Fall II

I went back to the TCM clinic. The swelling seems to have gone down a little. No indication of fracture. Phew! Tui Na was done on me today and I swear it is MUCH WORSE than labour pains!! A second round of acupuncture was done but with less needles than yesterday. I guess that is a good sign. 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Nasty Fall

I had an accident at work today. I missed two steps on the stairs and sprained my right ankle badly just after noon. Thank goodness for colleagues who quickly sprang into action such as getting me medicated oil, ice, pushing me in a chair doubled up as "wheelchair" to reduce my need to walk. 
I went to the TCM clinic after work. The TCM doctor did acupuncture. My first acupuncture and I almost died. I really dislike needles! Complete rest for my foot tomorrow as TCM doctor is worried about possible hairline fracture. If swelling is not down by tomorrow evening, I am going to get an x-ray. :(
7 needles with 2-3 few SUPER LONG ones :'(
My "elephant" ankle

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Life's Simple Pleasures

I invited for a closed-door discussion at IPS.
It's so good to be back here after 20 years! It definitely brings back fond memories of my PGDE days in NIE, which helped to form a crucial part of who I am today. :)

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Paper Crane

I met a friend yesterday at Paper Crane, a bistro at Waterloo Street. 
Hmm, paper crane, origami, Japanese art, is this a sign that I am missing Japan? :P 
Paper Crane is a western food eatery. The prices are reasonable and the food is really delicious. 

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Cousins Reunited

I last saw my cousin Ming and cousin-in-law, Colin in Bristol, UK in 1987! We finally meet again! :) 
Family dinner cooked by my mother
My cousins from UK, Ming and Colin

Friday, 24 June 2016

Family Dinner Again :P

My mother has been really busy, cooking and hosting one family dinner after another.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A Blast from the Past

I found this while I was in the midst of organising my things in my new office. 
What a blast from the past!! 
This particular document really shows how LONG I have been with my workplace, Centre for Research in Pedagogy and Practice. Haha. :P

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Time to say Hello

to my new office, 5-B3-27. 
It will probably take me a few weeks to finally organise and tidy up my things. Hopefully I can show nicer photos of my office then. 

Monday, 20 June 2016

Time to say Goodbye

This has been my workstation for the past eight years since 12 May 2008 until now 20 June 2016. 
Before - 12 years of stuff since working here in 2004
After - 12 years of stuff all gone
I will miss you.  

Tuesday, 7 June 2016


soon in a few hours. 
Going to a conference to present my PhD work. As it is not project related, it will be a holiday for me too. :)

Monday, 6 June 2016

100% Not

Still not 100% recovered from my flu. :(

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Hello, Cats! II

Both cats are waiting by the door when I arrived at Filzah's place! Both were very manja and meowing away. :) I spent about two fun hours with them.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Hello, Cats!

Juliane and I arrived at Filzah's place in the late morning. Both cats were surprised to see us haha. :) We spent close to two hours playing with the cats. I also cleared their boxes and topped up their food and water. 

Friday, 3 June 2016


My friend and former colleague, Filzah asked for help to look in on her two cats while her family go away for a short break. I was more than happy to do so. 
I miss cat-sitting. :)

Thursday, 2 June 2016

3-in-1 Workshop

Today, my boss conducted a full day workshop at SCGS. It became a 3-in-1 workshop for me.
First purpose: I was interested to learn about the topic. 
Second purpose: Juliane was also in school for her study camp. We could go home together. 
Third purpose: I caught up with my former SCGS colleagues and my former students who are now teachers in SCGS too! :)

Wednesday, 1 June 2016